7-Second Thoughts April 10, 2024

When the moon blocks your sun

Stepping away from what you believe to be your sole purpose in life can have a bright side

I have not had a client in 3 years walk away from an engagement without knowing their “sun”

I define a Sun as the one thing you want your business to do that you believe can change the world

The Sun for my own business has evolved over time, but has always gravitated toward helping people maintain an active interest in what they do for a living for the life of their career

A little over 6 weeks ago I woke up on a Sunday morning

Only to find that my Sun had gone dormant

Nothing but cold empty space

I couldn’t write a word

I had no interest, no inkling, no mind

A daily email streak dating back over 700 days stopped dead in its tracks

I talked to my wife

I took walks with my friends

I zoomed with my support group

Many of whom I met through this list

I met with my psychiatrists

Yes, both of them

At one point, I gave serious consideration to becoming a real estate agent

Not even kidding

And then I wept for what I had worked so hard for

And lost

The thing I had wanted most

For as long as I could remember:

A job I loved

See if this helps:

“If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your parents.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

I’m here,


P.S. My kiddos and I landed at Love Field in Dallas this past Monday to visit the grandparents. As luck would have it, we literally rolled our luggage out of baggage claim, put on our glasses, lifted our faces to the sky and watched our sun go away and come back – strong as ever.

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